Georgia's new gun law triggers confusion for some National Public Radio Starting on July 1, when the Safe Carry Protection Act goes into effect, Georgians with gun permits will have many more places to take their weapons. The law is considered the most sweeping pro-gun measure passed in the U.S. this year. Opponents call it the "Guns Everywhere" bill.
Oregon getting closer to vote on legalized pot Reuters Advocates of legal recreational marijuana in Oregon plan to submit a ballot petition with more than 145,000 signatures on Thursday to force a vote in November on legalizing pot.
California, N.Y. forge ahead on preclearance One year after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act and allowed states to make changes to elections laws without first seeking federal approval, at least two states are looking to create their own systems of preclearance.